Help help help iPhoto

Posted by: KateSorensen

Help help help iPhoto - 11/27/13 12:05 PM

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Daughter' photos are all in iPhoto. Couple thousand of them. She wants to back them up. She has found the iPhoto Photo folder somehow [she does not have the current version of iPhoto] and wants to just drag the photos from that folder to another hard drive.

This does not feel right. Won't she lose a lot of info connections? A guy is coming to transfer their 1936 Mac Pro stuff to the new Mac Mini Friday. She says he can just bring all those other related documents over then. And, not have to wait on the 2 thou actual pictures she is already switching.

Does not compute in my mind.

I don't have any idea how to back up just the iPhoto application with all associated photos and files. Can I do that?

Can she just drag iPhoto from the Applications folder and everything in total will come over? It will take a long time, I bet. Will it be safe? Will all come? Or do all those other things have to be dragged individually?

In my latest iPhoto application I did a show package and there are lots of related folders, files and information.

She does not want me to go over and help her. I tried to get her to find her Applecare document and call them . She is an independent shiiit. She got that from me and I got it from my mother. smile

I finally got the IT person from Linfield to come help me [he will do it all ] to switch stuff from old Mac to new Mini. He has worked on their Mac before and knows it is an ancient door stop.

Aw gee whiz. Macs are getting too complicated and I am getting tooooo old.


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I tawlk too much too, I know. frown



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Posted by: KateSorensen

Solution? Help help help iPhoto - 11/27/13 12:18 PM

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1. Quit iPhoto

2. Copy the iPhoto Library Folder as an entity from your Pictures Folder to the External Disk.

After that is completed:

3. Hold down the option (or alt) key while launching iPhoto. From the resulting menu select ———> ’Choose Library’ and navigate to the new location.<———— From that point on this will be the default location of your library.

4. Test the library and when you're sure all is well, trash the one on your internal HD to free up space.




It looks like it will do the trick. Anyone disagree?


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Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Solution? Help help help iPhoto - 11/27/13 01:42 PM

Sounds good to me!
Jim will be here to confirm.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Help help help iPhoto - 11/27/13 03:28 PM

iPhoto will come on the new machine, you only need to copy the iPhoto Library as NG4 mentioned, not the app from the Applications folder. To add to his post, to get the iPhoto Library on the mini and not have to run off of the external, just copy the iPhoto Library folder from the external to the same place on the new mini.

The iPhoto Library is located in Macintosh HD/Users/hername/Pictures folder.

Sent a PM, got some questions as to why he's not using Migration Assistant.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Help help help iPhoto - 11/27/13 04:11 PM

Huh?
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Posted by: Jim_

Re: Help help help iPhoto - 11/27/13 05:55 PM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Huh?
smile
From what I understand she's setting up a new Mac Friday. Going from a MacPro to a mini.

No need to manually copy any folders over, just use Migration Assistant to bring everything over. Put the MacPro into target disc mode, or attach an ethernet cable between the machines, but FW is a lot faster.

Then when done use the external HD as a Time Machine backup disk.

PS - I read the whole post. smirk
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Help help help iPhoto - 11/27/13 06:23 PM

Migration Assistant is a wonderful thing!
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Help help help iPhoto - 11/27/13 09:23 PM

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Daughter had her mind made up and was on a mission. She did something with no help from me or IT guy. IT will do his thing Friday and I will watch. We'll see what we shall see and I'll be so glad when this is all over. Zzzzzzzzz


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Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Help help help iPhoto - 11/28/13 04:00 AM

Originally Posted By: Jim_
Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Huh?
smile
From what I understand she's setting up a new Mac Friday. Going from a MacPro to a mini.

No need to manually copy any folders over, just use Migration Assistant to bring everything over. Put the MacPro into target disc mode, or attach an ethernet cable between the machines, but FW is a lot faster.

Then when done use the external HD as a Time Machine backup disk.

PS - I read the whole post. smirk


Yeah.. but you were quoting me. Was that from some other post/thread?
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Help help help iPhoto - 11/28/13 06:51 AM

LOL. Somehow I totally brain farted. Kate replied to herself, and for some reason I thought it was you replying. I have no idea. Wow.

woW. crazy